"Where Does The World Stand with the AIDS Pandemic?""Where Does The World Stand with the AIDS Pandemic?"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/83442KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2009-04-14T18:00:002009-04-14T19:30:00
April 14, 6:00PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Talk by Stephen Lewis, Professor in Global Health, Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario
Stephen Lewis is the author of Race Against Time: Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa. His impassioned speeches, alive with anecdotes ranging from maddening to hilarious to heartbreaking, are a wake-up call for a world falling desperately short of the goals it has set for itself. Lewis probes the appalling gap between vision and current reality in the global fight for an AIDS-free world, but he also offers bracingly attainable solutions.
Stephen Lewis was listed by TIME magazine as one of the "One hundred most influential people in the world" (the category also included The Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and Nelson Mandela). He will be talking about AIDS advocacy and the human rights and social justice work that he does. He was Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa from June 2001 until the end of 2006. From 1995 to 1999, he was Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF at the organization’s global headquarters in New York. From 1984 through 1988, he was Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations. Stephen Lewis is the founder and Co-Director of AIDS-Free World, a new international advocacy organization that works to promote more urgent and more effective global responses to HIV/AIDS. He is a Professor in Global Health, Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, serves as the board chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, in Canada and is a member of the Board of Directors of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. He is the author of Race Against Time. He holds 28 honorary degrees from Canadian universities and is a Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest honor for lifetime achievement. You can find more information about him at www.aids-freeworld.org.
The talk is co-sponsored by the Distinguished Visitors Program, the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the Biology Department, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center, Independent College Programs, and the President's Office.
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